To provide undergraduates who have research potential with experience of research and to encourage them to take further postgraduate study.
For more information about Research Scholarships take a look our Research Scholarships & Expeditions website.
You can also view our Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2015 Brochure (PDF: 5.95 MB)
Applicants should be one of the following:
The application form for 2016 Research Scholarship project proposals will be available here from early December 2015
The deadline for submitting completed application forms is Friday 4th March 2016
A panel consisting of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Faculty Undergraduate Deans will judge applications primarily on academic merit and potential for providing research training. Preference will be given to:
Research Scholarships are available for six to eight weeks' work and carry a grant of £2010 per week. Schools or Research Institutes will be asked to provide modest grants for materials, etc, in support of the awards
Are you an undergraduate currently completing a summer Newcastle University based vacation research project either with non-University funding, or voluntarily and will be registered in 2015-16? If so then you might be interested in the supernumerary (extra credit) module: Vacation Research Project (NCL3110). For brief information about the module please see: Student factsheet 2015 (PDF: 266 KB)
If you are interested in the module and have not already received an email about it then please ask your supervisor if they are happy for you to take the module (as they will have to assess you), and request Degree Programme Director (DPD) permission. The module study guide can be found here: NCL3110 MSG 2015 (PDF: 435 KB)
The following form should be submitted ONLY when you have DPD and supervisor permission in place: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=7977
Your details will then be confirmed and you will be registered on the module for semester 1 2015.
For other potential research opportunities visit our Noticeboard.
There are number of external organisations offering funding for similar schemes as well as individual charitable awards.
Where appropriate, students, or staff on their behalf, should apply to these schemes as well as this University scheme. If the student is awarded an outside scholarship in addition to a University award, the University may increase the value of the outside award's student maintenance to the equivalent of the University's award so that the student is not disadvantaged by accepting the outside award that can enhance his/her CV.
Maximising the University’s success in external competitions not only raises the University’s external profile but also enables many more of our students to experience work in a research situation by enabling the University’s resources to go further.